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2013.04.24 > For Immediate Release
contact: Charley Reed - University Communications
phone: 402.554.2129 - email: cdreed@unomaha.edu

UNO Students to Donate $10,000 to Local Nonprofit

Omaha - On Wednesday, April 24, students from the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) will help donate $10,000 to a local nonprofit as part of a special class dedicated to philanthropy.

UNO students and their instructor, Angie Eikenberry, an associate professor of public administration, will donate the funds to the Hope Center for Kids, 2209 N. 20th St., at 2 p.m. on Wednesday. The funding, which was provided by Omaha’s Learning by Giving Foundation, will be used to help cover the organization’s operating costs.

The Hope Center for Kids features a number of specific programs including the Hope Employment & Learning Academy, which offers an education program in which students in grades K-12 receive academic support including homework assistance, and After Hope, where graduates of the program can stay connected and meet new community partners.

Eikenberry’s class, titled “Philanthropy and Democracy,” has previously provided similar donations to organizations like City Sprouts and Building Bright Futures. This year’s class chose The Hope Center for Kids because it’s overall mission was important to them.

“The Hope Center is trying to address root problems in the North Omaha community through mentoring and education,” Eikenberry explained. “The organization has clear program goals and continually evaluated their programs to ensure they are meeting these goals.”

The class, organized by the UNO Honors Program, is made up of seven students from a wide variety of majors. Throughout the semester the students learned about philanthropy as part of the democratic process and how to judge which organizations would best benefit from philanthropic donations.

For questions or media requests, please contact Charley Reed, UNO media relations coordinator, at 402.554.2129 or by email at cdreed@unomaha.edu.

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